Celia Aniskovich is a New York based director and producer. Her career began in live broadcast news as an NBC Page before she transitioned into narrative and documentary filmmaking. She has directed, produced, developed and consulted on numerous US & UK projects and her films and series have been broadcast around the world. In April of 2020, How to Fix a Drug Scandal, which Aniskovich co-produced, broke the top 5 most-watched shows on Netflix three days after it premiered. In July of 2020, Fear City: New York vs the Mafia, which Aniskovich field produced, became the #1 most watched show on Netflix 24 hours after it premiered. Celia also produced the successful, Surviving Jeffrey Epstein for Lifetime.
This year, Aniskovich released a 6-part podcast series for Wondery Originals. Based on two years of writing and reporting, Spy Affair, tells the story of alleged Russian spy, Maria Butina. She also wrote, directed, and produced BURN IT DOWN!, a feature documentary about Woodstock 99, for MRC Studios/Rolling Stone that had its world premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival. Her other 2021 premiers include a feature documentary she executive produced and directed called Fruitcake Fraud for Discovery+ and a feature documentary she produced for HBO Max, soon to be announced.
A feature length film that she directed about disability rights activist Cara Yar Khan, Executive Produced by Sam Pollard, is currently in final fund-raising stages and will be submitted to festivals in 2022: https://www.hibmthefilm.com/